Re: Moving files to a new partition. Please help.
Hi Adam, You wrote:
Adam> My friend and I have installed debian, but he has not signed up
Adam> to this list.
Adam> He just got a new larger hard drive for debian, and wanted to
Adam> move his installed setup onto the new one. I have the old one
Adam> mounted as root, and the new one mounted on '/mnt'. I have run
Adam> mkfs on the new HD.
Adam> I need to know how to copy the files from the old to the new,
Adam> without having and links destroyed, and without entering the
Adam> neverending loop with regards to '/mnt/mnt/mnt/...'. All
Adam> attempts that I have done have resulted in files that links
Adam> pointed being copies, instead of just making a link, and having
Adam> '/mnt' copied recursively.
Adam> Thanks ahead of time for your help.
'cp -a' will do it
i.e do the folowing:
cp -a boot bin sbin usr dev etc home lib root sbin usr var mnt/
hope that helps
P.S Don't try to cp /proc just create it in /mnt
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